MADRID, 25 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has informed this jueves that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, has confirmed "the beginning of the transfer of nuclear weapons" from Russia to Belarusian territory.
Within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Forum, held in Moscow, Lukashenko has confirmed the news and has taken the opportunity to ensure that Moscow will take all the necessary measures to guarantee the security and proper storage of this weaponry, reports BelTA.
Previously, the authorities of both countries have sealed a series of agreements to set the conditions for the storage of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarusian territory during the invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian and Belarusian Defense Ministers, Sergei Shoigu and Viktor Jrenin, respectively, signed the documents on Thursday after a meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to establish the procedure to follow.
"During the meeting, a series of documents have been signed that allow Russian nuclear weapons to be kept stored in special facilities located in Belarus," the Russian Defense Ministry explained.
President Putin reported on March 25 that Russia, following the request of Belarus, would deploy "tactical" nuclear weapons on its territory following the example of the United States in allied countries.
The construction of a series of storage facilities for this type of weapon is expected to finish on July 1. Moscow has already delivered to Minsk an Iskander missile defense system, which can carry nuclear warheads, while helping to train and equip Russian forces so they can make use of "special ammunition."